Manual de Gram�tica Grammar Reference for Students of Spanish

ISBN-10: 1413032192

ISBN-13: 9781413032192

Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)

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Thanks to its flexibility, simplicity, and range, MANUAL DE GRAMTICA is the most accessible grammar reference for students of Spanish. It combines clear, easy-to-use charts with detailed grammar explanations in English supported by plentiful examples. The text covers all major grammatical rules of Spanish and offers real-world applications of all grammar points, making it an invaluable reference tool that you will turn to time and again in your language courses. And, with Heinle iRadio's MP3-ready language tutorials, you can review mini-lessons on grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary to study and supplement in-class lessons?anytime, anywhere!
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List price: $219.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 6/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980

Eleanor Dozier is a former senior lecturer in Spanish at Cornell University. Her undergraduate and first graduate work were conducted at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, where she studied French and Spanish literature. She continued her doctoral studies at Cornell University and remains ABD in French literature. She taught French language for 12 years, and taught the Spanish language for 30 years. She served as the faculty fellow for the Language House in Spanish for several years, and for the academic year 1998-1999 co-directed the Cornell-Michigan-Penn Program in Seville, and has served as associate chair for Language Instruction for the Department of Romance Studies since the fall of 2000.

Zulma Iguina is a former senior lecturer in Spanish at Cornell University. Her academic background is in linguistics and literature, and she taught Spanish language at Cornell for more than 30 years. She worked intensively with novice teacher development while serving as coordinator for the elementary level, Spanish 121-122 for over a decade. She is the recipient of a Clark Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Overview
Sentence components
Verb Structure
Sentence structure: Independent clauses
Main or principal clauses
Dependent or subordinate clauses
Verb-Subject agreement
Accents
Syllabification: Consonants
Vowels
Stress: Categorization of words by stress
Rules for written accents
Special cases
Adverbs ending in ?mente
Monosyllables
Non-monosyllabic homonyms
Aun vs aun
Solo vs solo
Demonstrative pronouns
Exclamative and Interrogative Adjectives, Pronouns, or Adverbs
Nouns And Noun Determiners
Nouns and their equivalents
Introduction: Definition
Noun equivalents
Noun companions
Nouns: gender and number
Personal A: Noun Determiners
Articles: Definite articles
Subjects
Titles
Languages
Possessives vs. articles: Indefinite articles
Adjectives: Demonstrative adjectives
Possessive adjectives
Forms of descriptive adjectives
Common adjective endings
Adjectives with short and long forms: Position of descriptive adjectives
Comparisons
Comparisons of inequality
With adverbs, Adjectives, and Nouns
With numerical expressions, use de instead of que
With a verb or clause as second part of comparison
Comparisons of equality
Tanto(-a, -os, -as)...como
Tanto como
Tan...como
Superlatives
Pronouns
Personal pronouns
Definitions: Intransitive verbs
Transitive verbs
With subject and direct object
With subject, direct object, and indirect object
With subject and indirect object only
Subject pronouns
Direct object pronouns: Format and usage
Stressed and unstressed object pronouns (direct and indirect object)
Lo: The neuter invariable pronoun
Indirect object pronouns
Required repetitive object pronouns: Direct object pronouns
Indirect object pronouns
Order of object pronouns when combined
Position of object pronouns
Prepositional object pronouns
Se. Introduction
Reflexive pronouns: Reflexives
Reciprocals
Se me Construction: Accidental or Irresponsible Se
Impersonal Se: Introduction
Agent Present No agent: Impersonal No agent: Not impersonal: Impersonal se with inanimate objects
Impersonal se with persons
Impersonal se with both human and inanimate objects
Impersonal reflexive construction--Uno
Demonstrative and Possesive Pronouns: Demonstrative pronouns
Possessive pronouns
Interrogatives: ?Que?, ?Cual?, ?Que? vs. ?Cual? with ser, "How", "How"+ Verb=?Como?, "How"+ Adjective or Adverb. Word order
Exclamatives: !Que!+ Noun
!Que!+ Modified noun
!Que!+ Adjective
!Que!+ Adverb
!Como!+Verb
!Cuanto!+Verb
!Cuanto(a)!+Noun
!Cuantos(as)!+Noun
!Quien!+Verb
Indefinites and Negatives
Relative Pronouns
Formation and usage
Relative Pronouns without a preposition
Relative Pronouns with a preposition: El cual / el que
Exceptional Prepositions
Additional Uses: Lo que / lo cual
El que
Lo que
Cuyo
Donde
"Who"
Interrogative pronoun: ?Quien?
Relative Pronoun: Que
El cual / el que
"What"
Prepositions, Adverbs, And Conjunctions
Prepositions: Function of Prepositions
Verbs used without Prepositions
Individual Prepositions
A: Usage
Personal A: Expression with A. Verbs with A. Con: Usage
Expressions with Con
Verbs with Con. De: Usage
Expressions with De
Verbs with De
En: Usage
Expressions with En
Verbs with En
Para: Usage
Expressions with Para
Verbs with Para
Por: Usage
Expressions with Por
Verbs with Por
List of expressions with prepositions (English-Spanish)
Review of expressions with prepositions
Adverbs: Definition
Adverbs ending in ?mente
Word Order
Multiple function words
Adverbs of time: Aun, aun
Nunca, jamas
Tarde, temprano
Ya, ya no, todavia, todavia no
Examples of Adverbs of time
Adverbs of manner: Asi
Bien
Adverbs of quantity: Demasiado, mucho, muy
Examples of Adverbs of quantity
Adverbs of Confirmation, Doubt, or Negation: Acaso / quiza / tal vez
Bueno. No. Si
Tambien / tampoco
Ya
Adverbial Phrases
Adverbs of place: Aca / alla; aqui / alli
Arriba; encima; abajo; debajo; bajo
Related Adverbs and Prepositions
Conjunctions
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